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Goodies
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Ski and snowboard glossary
Mountain Glossary
Angel poop
Light powder snow
Angulation
Angle it looks like the body and legs of the skier form while turning, when facing said skier.
Anticipation
Attitude of the skier who anticipates the turn by twisting of the upper body into the direction of the slope.
ARVA
Device that is used to detect persons buried in an avalanche, provided they were carrying the same device.
Cants
Lateral sides of a ski.
Carved
Basic technique in which you turn short turns with no skidding of the skis, thanks to a strong edge hold and important weight support.
Carving
A method of making carved turns inclined at wide angles .
Downhill
Area of the mountain that is below the skier.
Edges
Metal strips on the sides of a ski that provide grip on hard snow.
Edging
Action of increasing the angle between the ski and the snow in order to optimize the edges' grip.
Free ride
Off-piste skiing or snowboarding.
Free style
Ski or snowboard discipline in which you turn tricks.
Goofy
Snowboarder that rides with his right foot in front.
Half-pipe
Half U-shaped structure used in freestyle snowboarding to turn tricks.
Leg independence
Basic alpine skiing technique where one of the skis bears most of the body weight.
Mountain Comb
Hollow depression on the side of a mountain that is due to erosion.
Overlap
Ski boot with clips and entry point on the top.
Platform
Plastic sheet that mounts the skier higher and absorbs the vibrations.
Regular
Snowboarder who rides with his/her left foot in front.
Short-swing wedeln
Rhythmically linking carved turns.
Tail
Back part of the ski.
Tongue
A piece that covers up the ski and snowboard inner boot's entry point.
Trick
A manoeuvre in snowboarding.
Unweighting
Technique where the skier takes his/her weight off his/her skis to allow for an easier initiation of a turn.
Uphill
Area of the mountain that is higher up than the skier.
Waist
Central part of the skis where the bindings are.
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